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Monday, 14 September 2015

Maamy's Chuttaracha malli chammathy

                Coriander chutney /dhania chutney /cilantro dip

Recipe courtesy: Malathi maamy
Serves- 4 to 5

Coconut scraping from 1/2 of a medium sized coconut
Dry red chilly -5 to  6
Shallots-10 to 15
Tamarind a small pebble size
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves chopped - 1 cup
Water as needed to make a paste


1.Scrape the coconut chop the shallots and cilantro leaves

2.Heat a kadai/pan add in the coconut scrapings along with broken dry red chillies and saute and roast them till they attain light golden color.

3.When it is half done  add in the salt and tamarind piece.mix well.transfer it into a bowl.

4.In the same pan saute the roughly chopped shallots till they become soft and translucent.

5.Once it cools transfer everything (scrapings,chillies ,shallots,tamarind,coriander leaves) it into a mixie jar add little water and make a smooth paste.

6.Check for salt and spiceness .adjust according to the taster of your family members.

7.Our Chutney is ready to serve.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

veg clear soup

A traditional soup from ancestral diary

   This was a soup which my grandmother used to make on  a wooden fire during the rainy days.This was one of the methods adopted by our forefathers for making the kids eat vegetables and ghee,which are usually disliked by majority of the toddlers.The aroma  that spreads in the house while cooking  itself attracts the members and brings them to the kitchen .I still remember me as a kid waiting for the soup to be poured in the bowl..
Here comes the RECIPE..


Lady finger/okra/vendaykka/bhindi- 4
Shallots- 4 to 5
Beans- 4 to 5

  note:can add veggies of your choice like the greens mushrooms,onions etc

Ghee- 1 tsp
Pepper powder as per your taste
Salt as needed
Few drops of edible oil
Water- 2 1/4 cups


1.Chop the veggies as per your wish .Keep them aside.

2.Place a pan ,once its hot add a teaspoon of ghee along with few drops of oil so that the ghee won't burn.

3.Add all the veggies and saute for a minute.

4.Now add salt and toss them up.

5.Time to add in the pepper powder.Mix well.

6.Cover and cook till the veggies are half done.

7.Open the lid ,add water,cover and cook till the veggies are completely done.Bring the soup to a boil.Once it starts bubbling switch off the flame.

8.Check for the salt and pepper powder and adjust accordingly.

9.Our soup is ready to be served..Enjoy..!!

     you can either strain and serve the liquid part alone
   can serve along with the veggies as we do...

Friday, 4 September 2015

                          COLD COFFEE



Coffee powder- 1 1/2  tbsp
Water-1/4 cup
Ice cubes- 4 to 5
Sugar- 2 to 3 spoons
Milk- 2 glass of chilled milk
                :adjust the ingredients according to your taste..


1.Take a tablespoon of instant coffee powder in a bowl ,add 1/4 cup of water and beat it well till it becomes frothy.

2.Pour this into a mixie jar & beat once.

3.Add 4 to 5 ice cubes and 2 to 3 spoons of sugar and beat again.

4.Now add 2 glass of chilled milk and beat 2 to 4 times.

Note:don't forget to check in between for sweetness.Can add sugar if it is not enough.

5.Pulse , till it becomes frothy.

6.Serve as such or can be chilled before serving.ENJOY...!!!!

Sharjah shake (chocolate banana milk shake)

It's been a quite long time since this drink is on my to do list.But finally it happened today when my hubby bought the HERSHEY'S chocolate syrup and our home grown plantain turned yellow and we were craving for something sweet & chill & chocolicious..
Without making you guys wait jot it down..


Chilled milk-  2 cups
Ripe banana (small ones)- 4
Sugar- 5 spoons
Bakers drinking chocolate powder- 5 to 6 tsp
Chocolate syrup -->add generously                                                
Ice cubes-4

To garnish

Broken Cashews
Chocolate syrup


1.Blend the bananas, sugar.chocolate powder ,syrup and ice cubes till they become smooth and creamy.

2.Pour in the milk and blend well.

3.Transfer them into the serving glass garnish with cashews and chocolate syrup..